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Waveney deserves better

PUBLISHED: 11:05 04 February 2008 | UPDATED: 19:38 05 July 2010

IT appears that Mark Bee has not felt the need to respond to any of the criticism levelled at him in previous issues of The Journal.

This is not surprising as Mr Bee obviously does not see himself, or his party, in any way accountable for the poor Audit Commission findings and other areas of sustained leadership mismanagement.

IT appears that Mark Bee has not felt the need to respond to any of the criticism levelled at him in previous issues of The Journal.

This is not surprising as Mr Bee obviously does not see himself, or his party, in any way accountable for the poor Audit Commission findings and other areas of sustained leadership mismanagement.

Instead it appears he blames the staff at Waveney District Council, or the opposition parties, or indeed anyone else that helps divorce themselves entirely from taking any responsibility.

Paradoxically, in recent correspondence regarding the resignation of Mrs Spore, he says this is a shame as we will now have a lame duck Labour leader.

So how does Mr Bee measure success?

Perhaps it was the appointment of the recent chief executives, both of whom failed to deliver overall improvements in performance. Or is it the enhanced reputation of the Tory leadership over the sale of the North Denes?

Maybe it is the money that has been wasted on recruitment, legal and consultants' fees which cannot be used to improve services in Waveney.

However, as Mr Bee says when refusing to resign: “It would be easy to walk away from a difficult situation” and “Waveney deserves better.”

So, if our history is anything to go by and we want to continue with incompetent leadership and inefficient use of extremely limited resources without any accountability, then perhaps Mr Bee is indeed an extremely effective leader.

However, I prefer the lame duck option.

GEORGE SMITH

Park Road

Lowestoft

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